Synonyms and Antonyms of irretrievable

  1. 1 not capable of being cured or reformed <an irretrievable drug addict who had wasted a once-promising life> Synonyms incorrigible, incurable, irrecoverable, irredeemable, irreformable, irremediable, hopeless, unrecoverable, unredeemableRelated Words irreparable, irreversible, uncorrectable; unencouraging, unpromising; impenitent, unreformed, unregenerate, unrepentantNear Antonyms reversible; encouraging, promising; penitent, regretful, remorseful, repentant, rueful, sorry; correctable, fixable, rectifiable, repairable, reparable, salvable, salvageableAntonyms curable, reclaimable, recoverable, redeemable, reformable, remediable, retrievable, savable (or saveable)

  2. 2 not capable of being repaired, regained, or undone <this is just an irretrievable mess, so let's start all over again> Synonyms irrecoverable, irredeemable, irremediable, irreparable, irreversible, unrecoverable, unredeemableRelated Words irreplaceable, irrevocable; unredeemedNear Antonyms corrected, fixed, recovered, remedied, repairedAntonyms correctable, corrigible, fixable, redeemable, remediable, repairable, reparable, retrievable, undoable

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rude, impolite, or socially unacceptable

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